This simple home remedy has worked 100% of the time for anyone that has tried it. Instead of suffering with a sore throat for a week or more, you can drive it away immediately, sometimes in less than a day. However, this remedy is not medical advice; it is a shared experience that really works! This site is not for profit; it's aim is simply to help people cure their sore throats.
The most common sore throat remedies for sore throat are usually over-the-counter sprays, lozenges and pastilles that are ineffective and smelly. The most common doctor-prescribed remedies are antibiotics, which take time to obtain, cost money and can have many negative side effects.
Most often, people waste time waiting while trying to figure out whether
or not they really have a sore throat. By the time they realize they do
have a sore throat, it's usually to the point that they are already suffering
from serious sore
throat pain, can barely speak, swallow or even eat.
This remedy is salt, and not just about gargling saltwater, it is actually about using common table salt as it is.
What you have to do is: tilt your head backwards and shake a little bit of salt straight into the back of your throat. Make sure you shake it straight into your throat, onto the base of your tongue and not over the middle or the tip your tongue (this way you will not suffer from any unpleasant taste). After that, do not swallow your saliva, just let the salt dissolve right there on the back of your throat, letting the salt stay there for as long as you possibly can. If you're using a salt shaker, shake 2 to 6 times depending how bad your sore throat is. If you're using a fast food style paper saltshaker, you should shake about 1/4 of the packet directly into your throat.
Also highly suggested, is to shake an even larger amount of salt into your throat right before you go to sleep for the night. During your sleep, without food or drink, bacteria thrive without any interruption to incubation and growth. Therefore, using salt while you are asleep can be extremely effective. Keep a salt shaker near your bed. If you wake up in the middle of the night feeling sore, you can shake some more salt into your throat.
Salt is a very old remedy that kills bacteria. In the old days they traditionally used salt to preserve meat and fish. Why? Because salt attracts water and attacks the bacteria cell walls, causing the bacteria to dehydrate and self-destruct in the process.
If your sore throat is really severe you can use salt as often as every 30 minutes. Use it as soon as you feel the first symptoms of a sore throat and the earlier you use it, the faster you’ll get rid of that sore throat.
Salt is available nearly everywhere. You can stop in to any fast food place on any street and grab some. Don’t wait around trying to figure out whether or not your sore throat is serious. Instead you can use this quick sore throat cure. As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, use the salt immediately. Gargling salt water is not nearly as effective since the concentration of salt is not high enough to take care of the problem. Also, gargling water requires a cup of water and the time to dissolve the salt in it, yet more inconvenience that makes you wait for relief.
Not all sore throats are the result of a bacteria infection. Sometimes the cause is a virus, commonly known as influenza virus. Many times your sore throat starts as a viral infection which develops into a bacterial infection. Salt is intended to fight only the bacteria, not the virus. Therefore salt might not be totally effective if you are suffering from a viral throat infection. Nevertheless, you really have nothing to lose by using salt. According to experience, salt can be extremely effective in most all cases, depending on the cause of your sore throat.
A sore throat is also often the first stage of a common cold, also known as the Flu. First to arrive is the sore throat, followed by nasal congestion and coughing. If you can take care of it fast, you won't wear down your immune system fighting the sore throat and your immune system has more energy to fight the other cold symptoms. Therefore, using salt could also shorten the total duration of suffering from the common cold.
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i swear my throat has been sore for almost 5 whole days and i mean i google search everything and this is where it took me. as soon as the salt hit my throat the soreness was gone! i mean 5 mins hasnt even passed yet....wow! this really works... :)
Oh wow... I have had a sore throat for two weeks (there was a 3 day break). I've tried every OTC remedy and was honestly ready to go to the doctor for antibiotics (which tend to make my stomach sicker than the cure is worth). I came across this remedy, tried it... and NO PAIN!! I still don't feel 100% and am kind of stuffed up, but the pain is gone and that was the worst part! I can swallow now... :)
Question- You shake it in your throat, and swallow it? Or wash it out?
Well. I have strep throat and that's what I googled "other ways to get rid of strep throat" and I came to this, Ive been sprinkinling salt in my throat for about an hour now and I already can see it's working my throats not red anymore and it doesn't hurt, in just an hour. Whether I'll still need penicillin is up to my doctor but the salt thing is brilliant it's purely ethics. Salt kills bacteria, why do you think they brine sushi seeing as they don't cook it it kills the bacteria! Why didn't anyone think of this sooner, would have saved a lot of money on drugs I hardly ever finish taking! :)
Oh my gosh! This morning i woke up with a horrible, scratchy throat and i treid every thing possible, like the sore throat sprays, loungzes, and a whole bunch of stuff, When i came to this website and read all the comments, i was so tempted to try the salt remedy! And now i have took it, and my sore throat has VANISHED! It works so well! Now if i ever have a sore throat again, the only website i will come to is THIS! Thanks! And you should try it, it really works!
tried the salt thing a minute ago while reading this site. I can't believe that the sore throat I've had for days is gone. Don't let Obama know about this. He'd likely find a way to tax us on it!!
I tried the one where you make a salt paste with a teaspoon of salt and some water. Oh My God did it hurt. I almost threw up. Anyway, it returned to normal levels of pain in a few minutes, but doesn't seem to have cured it.
Thank yo SO much for this information! My throat has been painfully swollen for the past week; so much that I haven't eaten more than a pound of food lately because it hurts so much. I tried this and I felt better! It really works! Maybe now I can get some sleep!
I also have tried the salt in the back of the throat. It did work plenty of times..i may say that it does stings some..a little just like when you swallow. Not that much..it is just healing the infection an cleaning out the bacteria. Try this! It really works!.. The salt with the head tilted is a great remedy and thank goodness we have such colstless working remedies!..
This article says that this only works on bacterial infections, then it says that it works to shorten the duration of the common cold (a viral infection). Then it confuses the cold with the flu. Several times the writer and video host promise this will work for everyone. Hmmmm, forgive me for being skeptical. But it doesn't hurt to shake a little salt back there.